First International Sanskrit Computational Linguistics Symposium

October 29-31, 2007

Final program

Monday October 29th

Inaugural session

9h-10h Registration and tea/coffee gathering

10h-10h45h Opening session

10h Welcome to INRIA by Antoine Petit, Director, Paris-Rocquencourt INRIA Research Center [Video stream]

10h15 Program introduction address by Gérard Huet. [Pdf]

10h30 Program introduction address by Amba Kulkarni.

10h30 Program introduction address by Jan Houben.

10h45-11h Refreshments

11h-12h Invited lecture Paul Kiparsky, Stanford University. Panini's Razor. [Slides (pdf)] [Video stream of Pr Kiparsky's lecture, with an introduction by Pr Brendan Gillon]

12h30-13h30 Lunch break

Afternoon technical session: Sanskrit Samasa and Sandhi

14h-14h30h Keynote presentation by Pr K. V. Ramkrishnamacharyulu, Rajasthan Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Jaipur [Video stream]

14h30-15h15h Brendan Gillon, McGill University, Montreal. Exocentric Compounds in Classical Sanskrit. [Pdf] [Video stream]

15h15-16h Malcolm D. Hyman, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. From Paninian Sandhi to Finite State Calculus. [Pdf] [Video stream]

16h-16h15 Refreshments

16h30h Departure by bus for social event in Paris

18h00h-20h00 Cocktail party hosted by EPHE, La Sorbonne, Paris

Tuesday October 30th

9h30-10h tea/coffee gathering

Morning technical session: Tagging and Parsing of Sanskrit Text

10h-10h30h Keynote presentation by Gérard Huet, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt. [Video stream]

10h30-11h15h Pawan Goyal, Vipal Arora and Laxmidhar Behera, Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur. Analysis of Sanskrit Text: Parsing and Semantic Relations. [Pdf] [Video stream]

11h15-12h Oliver Hellwig, Department for Languages and Cultures of Southern Asia, Freie Universität Berlin. SanskritTagger, a Stochastic Lexical and POS tagger for Sanskrit. [Pdf] [Video stream]

12h30-13h30 Lunch break

Afternoon technical session: Sanskrit Morphology

14h-14h30h Keynote presentation by Amba Kulkarni, University of Hyderabad. [Pdf] [Video stream]

14h30-15h15h Girish Nath Jha, Muktanand Agrawal, Subash, Sudhir K. Mishra, Diwakar Mani, Diwakar Mishra, Manji Bhadra and Surjit K. Singh, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, JNU. New Delhi. Inflectional Morphology Analyzer for Sanskrit. [Pdf] [Video stream]

15h15-16h Malhar Kulkarni, Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Mumbai. Phonological Overgeneration in the Paninian system. [Pdf] [Video stream]

16h-16h15 Refreshments

16h15-17h45h Workshop session: Morphology tags for Sanskrit. [Video stream] [The Phonemic approach for Sanskrit text, position paper presented by Pr R. K. Joshi from C-DAC Mumbai (Pdf document)]

18h Short visit of the Palace of Versailles

20h Indian Dinner in Versailles

Wednesday October 31st

9h30-10h tea/coffee gathering

Morning technical session: Paninian Grammar Modeling

10h-10h30h Keynote presentation by Jan Houben, EPHE. [Video stream]

10h30-11h15h Peter M. Scharf, Brown University. Modeling Paninian Grammar. [Pdf] [Slides] [Video stream]

11h15-12h Anand Mishra, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg. Simulating the Paninian system of Sanskrit Grammar. [Pdf] [Video stream]

12h30-13h30 Lunch break

Afternoon technical session: Sanskrit Corpus Processing

14h-14h30h Keynote presentation by Lalit Kumar Tripathi, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Allahabad [Sanskrit corpus processing (Pdf document)] [Video stream (original Sanskrit presentation by Pr Tripathi)] [Video stream (translation in English by Pr Malhar Kulkarni)]

14h30-15h15h Shrinivasa Varakhedi, V. Jaddipal and V. Sheeba, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Deemed University, Tirupati. An Effort to Develop a Tagged Lexical Resource for Sanskrit. [Pdf] [Video stream of presentation by V.Sheeba] [Presentation of CD by V. Sheeba]

15h15-16h Marc Csernel, Projet AXIS, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt and François Patte, UFR de Mathématiques et Informatique, Université Paris Descartes. Critical Edition of Sanskrit Texts. [Pdf] [Video stream]

16h-16h15 Refreshments

16h15-17h45h Workshop session: standards for Sanskrit corpus representation [Video stream]

17h45 Vote of thanks and end of the Symposium

Daniel Stender from Bonn University took a few pictures of the event, which are available as a Photo gallery.